Startup Weekend Belgo-French (Lille)
Friday, September 14 - 16, 2018
Friday, September 14 - 16, 2018
Event starts at 6:00 pm
CCI Grand Lille
40 Place du Théatre
Let's learn with your neighbours !!
Do you have a business idea with an international dimension ?
Are you familiar with intercultural benefits ?
Would you like to meet your neighbours and launch an exciting project together ?
Then grab your ticket to the Belgo-French Startup Weekend TODAY ! The goal is to work out a complete startup idea and examine its marketability and feasibility. Ideally you are ready to get your idea on the road right after Startup Weekend Belgo-French. The event’s culmination is on Sunday evening, when all teams present their results in front of a jury of local entrepreneurial leaders. Whether entrepreneurs start companies, find cofounders, meet exciting new network contacts, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5 job routine, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life !
Everyone is welcome ! Never mind if you are a business specialist, designer, developer, student, founder or founder to be ! All teams will have the opportunity to work and pitch in English. Intrapreneurship is welcome ! You are a company or a partner and you want to register a team ? It is now possible !
There's just one requirement : all participants should have the same initial conditions. Therefore, the only restriction is that you are not already working on your business (research for the pitch preparation does not fall under this rule).
Why a Franco-Belgian SW ? In a global environment we believe that projects should face intercultural challenges from the earliest stages of conception and design. There is no better way to test and validate a business idea than collaborating with different people from different backgrounds.
Our devoted and passionate mentors all have an international background to help the teams address this specific issue. We expect teams to be as mixed as possible and hope this edition will be the first of many to come !
What you can expect ? All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model : anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of Belgian and French entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
There are many awards and business opportunities for the teams :
- Professional coaching with international experts
- International exposure and press release
- Many gifts and surprises for the winners and the participants
- 3 day supply with food
- free drinks all the time
- flipcharts, paper, pens, etc.
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Friday September 14th
Saturday September 15th
Sunday September 16th
Coaches and Mentors
He was in charge of the early stage fund set up by the Agence Régionale d’innovation (NFID), where he helped and financed over a 100 startup projects. After his stay at NFID, he joined Euratechnologies as a startup manager and created the “Start” program that has since become the trademark of the renowned incubator. Friendly and accessible, he has developed a true expertise in the analysis of early stage projects and knows what it takes to build a start-up.
Involved in iOS & Web development for more than a decade, he founded 4 companies, some were sold, some failed and he’s now in transition after being for the past 3 years cofounder & CTO @ Les Tontons Livreurs He’ll probably help you with this deep knowledge of the startup ecosystem and programming world.
Information Officer @ INPI
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend Belgo-French (Lille) team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Lille is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
"Startup Weekend changed my life. I became a SW Facilitator to help others change theirs" - Nick Stevens said that, and I would love to make it mine 🙂